Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
About the workshop:
IP Strategy: Are you looking to get the most out of everything your company produces, including your products and the innovations that make them possible? Are you looking to enter international markets? Developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy will help you strategically grow your business and maximize the value of your IP. This seminar will outline what to consider when developing your IP strategy in order to help you extract value from your IP, protect your business from competitors, gain a competitive advantage, or take your business abroad.
And, You spent all that time developing a product and growing your brand—so why not make money from it? Intellectual property (IP) commercialization is the process of transforming your IP innovations and creations into commercially viable products or services. Learn about some general avenues businesses take to profit from their inventions. While the focus of this seminar will be on introductory pathways to commercialization, specifically assignment and licensing, more advanced avenues will also briefly be discussed, in addition to some of the most important considerations to keep in mind as you explore ways to extract the value of your IP.
About the speaker:
Nicolas has been working at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) since 2015, starting as a training officer in the Patent Branch. In 2018, he became a Business Services Design and Development Officer, directly supporting the 2018 National IP strategy launched by the federal government. Since he joined CIPO, he has gained extensive knowledge of the IP ecosystem in Canada, created digital products and resources for the IP Awareness and Education Program, as well as presented to a wide variety of audience on many IP related topics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education (B.Ed) as his professional endeavors have always been in training, learning design and outreach.
He will start a new role in April, as an Intellectual Property Advisor at CIPO, where he will be able to work more closely with Canadian innovators and small and medium-sized businesses training.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. We deliver intellectual property (IP) services in Canada and educate Canadians on how to use IP more effectively.